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Feb 10, 2013 7:00am PST
political debates in washington and around the country has been whether barack obama is a highly partisan democrat bent on lib ram agenda or a centrist searching for compromise. it's still early in his second term, but he's recently made moves that seem to answer the question. obama could easily choose a partisan strategy that would be politically effective. don't make deals with the republicans on immigration or entitlement reform and go into the 2014 congressional elections with those problems still alive. with no deal, democrats could campaign as the guardians of medicare and advocates of immigration reform, both electoral winners. that's why some democratic senators have begun to make demands well beyond what republicans can accept. but obama has chosen the second path. two weeks ago, as soon as a group of republican and democratic senators joined forces behind a unified approach to immigration reform, obama signaled his support for it. and this week in urging congress not to allow the so-called sequestration process to force spending cuts, the white house said that obama's budget pro
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Feb 12, 2013 2:00am PST
. how will president obama challenge republicans and seek common ground all at the same time? >>> and replacing the pope. with the holy father's sudden resignation, how do they pick the new one? soo good morning, i'm zoraida sambol sambolin. >> and i'm john berman with more breaking news just ahead. >>> north korea sending shock waves through the ground and around the world with its third test of an atomic test. this morning the white house is responding and allies in asia are calling emergency meetings as well. north korea's state-run news agency has announced, quote, they have success lil conducted a third underground nuclear test at a northern test site within that country. this after new york seismologists picked up a 5.1 earthquake in north crey a mile underground in the same area where they conducted two previous tests. the big question this morning how strong was the blast and how close is north korea to making a bomb that it can sell or launch. what does this mean for north korea's nuclear program? there are a lot of skeptics who say they do not have the capability to
CNN
Feb 21, 2013 9:00pm PST
by the film, about guns in america and how his grandson helped get obama re-elected. >> it's something he cannot deny, and it stuck with him the rest of the election. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." good evening, san diego, california, for an exclusive interview with former president jimmy carter, we'll get to that but in a few hours, oscar pistorius will intera courtroom with the hopes of leaving a free man. the latest? the lead investigator accused of attempted murder. pistorius says he didn't mean to keel reeva steenkamp. he thought he was shooting an intruder. prosecutors call it premeditated murder. joining us now is a close friend of oscar pistorius who spent a lot of time with the couple. welcome to you, kevyn lorena. my sincere condolences to you in the loss of your friend reeva, and oscar pistorius who is facing his own life ruined. what is your reaction to the events in the court this week? it will come down to the end of whether people believe oscar's version of events. >> it's been a hard week for a lot of south africans. oscar was my friend. reeva was my friend. you have t
CNN
Feb 25, 2013 9:00pm PST
that i can't say. that starts with "f." >> michelle obama's hush-hush appearance shocks a jaded hollywood crowd. >> i was asking, was that michelle obama. >> and last night's unexpected star. my exclusive with a man people call oscar. >> and talking about guns and stand your ground. trayvon martin one year later. >> he's dead, laying on the ground. >> just because he's laying on the ground -- >> oh, my god! >> tonight, my exclusive with trayvon's parents, and keeping the faith with rumors and scandals swirling at the vatican, can a new pipe revive a church in crisis? this is "piers morgan tonight." >> good evening. you're looking at one of the most iconic spots in this town. the famous hollywood sign. what a weekend it has been in the movie capital of the world, los angeles. i can tell you about the experience of being on the red carpet with all of the biggest stars in the world. in showbiz, talking to them as they head into the oscars with panic in their eyes, with hope and expectation. it was one of those great unskrimented moments you can never repeat, until next year. the oscar moment
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Feb 28, 2013 1:00pm PST
exchange with a senior obama administration official who didn't like what he was reporting. today we learned that that official is gene sperling and we're getting some new insight into that exchange as white house officials are going out of their way to say it's all part of a big misunderstanding. let's bring in our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. she's been doing some digging, reporting on what's going on. what's the latest, jessica? >> reporter: book woodward and gene sperling had a phone call first and then an e-mail exchange. bob woodward said he felt it was threatening and the white house is saying that is ridiculous and a seener adviser, david pluf, is sort of mocking bob wood ward sending out a tweet comparing him to an aging sports star. watching woodward the last few days is like watching mike schmidt facing live pitching again. perfection gained once is repeated. ouch. here's what the drama is all about. an intimidating threat or a friendly exchange between a reporter and a white house official? >> they are not happy at all. >> reporter: at issue, a spat ove
CNN
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
and now state of the union attendee. >> barack obama becomes the president in november again, i will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. >> reporter: remember that? nra board member ted nugent tonight sitting just feet away from victims of gun violence. >> these are all legal guns and i'm going to see they remain legal because they're all good. >>> and the cruise from hell. >> it's a big mess. there's no power, there's no toilets, there's no food. it's like a bunch of savages. >> reporter: a carnival cruise anything but for thousands of people stranded in the middle of the gulf of mexico this morning. "newsroom" starts now. good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. it felt like an earthquake but this morning the truth is even more jolting. overnight north korea once again defied the world and detonated a nuclear bomb today, in rare solidarity world leaders are condemning that test and at this minute diplomats from the world's most powerful nations are meeting behind closed doors at the united nations. cnn's anna koren is in seoul, south
CNN
Feb 25, 2013 4:00pm PST
, michelle obama with a surprise appearance at the oscars. if you fell asleep, you missed it. was it bigger than blockbuster or just a bomb. >> plus, let's go "outfront." >>> and we begin tonight with new developments. cnn has just learned that governor chris christie, a key 2016 republican presidential hopeful, is not invited to the conservative political action conference in washington, d.c. next week. that's according to a source close to c-pac, and c-pack, if you haven't heard of it, is often considered a must-attend for anybody who wants to win the white house from the gop. senator marco rubio of florida, louisiana governor bobby jindal, former florida governor jeb bush, rand paul of kentucky, rick perry of texas, they're all already on the list. is this a snub for chris christie? this news breaking late this afternoon. how big of a snub is it the. >> it makes a lot of sense for cpac, because frankly, chris christie was not going to show up this year, so why bother asking him and then get snubbed by the governor himself? just do the snubbing yourself and say we don't want you here. it
CNN
Feb 19, 2013 1:00pm PST
. president obama is warning of dire consequences for all of us in lawmakers don't act quickly. we're talking about those forced budget cuts that take effect march 1st, slashing $85 billion from spending across the board this year. but with just ten days left, the consequences are backing more alarming. president obama outlined some of them today, told congress, let's make a deal while there is still some time. >> my door is open. i've put tough cuts and reforms on the table. i am willing to work with anybody to get this job done. none of us will get 100% of what we want. but nobody should want these cuts to go through because the last thing our families can afford right now is pain imposed unnecessarily by partisan recklessness and ideological rigid tea here in washington. visually, the president tried to make that point by having law enforcement officers standing behind him. many of them could lose their jobs. our joe johns is covering that with the different ways that the budget cuts could directly affect you. we also have renee marsh covering the potential cut and how it kol affect the fo
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Feb 7, 2013 2:00am PST
.s. drone. we have a live report. >>> and, john t is high drama on capitol hit. president obama's big pick for cia director up for con fir make in a few hours. but will members of his own party derail it? >> i don't know. >> lots of drama. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolinment. >> i'm john berman. it's thursday, february 7th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. let's get started. up first, brace yourselves, bundle up, buy a shovel. this will be a big one. at this moment a blaizzard watc is in effects for new england. a storm is headed that way and could be historihistoric. it could drop two feet of snow in some places and it all starts tomorrow. you told us this was coming yesterday, you were on top of this one. >> we're trying. boston could rival its worst blizzard from 2003 which had 27 1/2 inches. all of this talks about two storm systems coming together. the first one here, notice in the south, all instability, a tornado warming out there for plaquemines parish. this is moving off to the east. we will watch this produce heavy showers even through atlanta. a low will form,
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am PST
this morning, president obama giving in to congressional demands. he will release classified documents that explain the legal justification for drone strikes that kill u.s. terror suspects overseas. >>> and adding to the drama, john brennan, the president's pick to head the cia and the architect of the drone policy, he'll appear before the senate intelligence committee today. lots to talk about with barbara starr who's following all these developments for us this morning from the pentagon. barbara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. all about spice and drones this morning, isn't it? well, this video has not yet been confirmed as the genuine article by the administration, the pentagon or the cia but it's getting a lot of attention. if you look at it, it's perhaps not so compelling itself, but there's plenty to try and figure out. let's get to that in a minute. but i want you first to listen to -- we translated some of the voice on the tape describing what you're looking at. have a listen. >> translator: this air craft has had many flights in countries around iran. in oper
CNN
Feb 21, 2013 1:00pm PST
president obama withdraw the nomination of chuck hagel to be the next defense secretary. 15 republican senators signed a letter arguing it would be, quote, unprecedented, unprecedented for a secretary of defense to take office without a broad base of bipartisan support. let's bring in dana bash. she's working this story for us. the critics of chuck hagel, and there are many, they are not giving up? >> they are not. and that's really what this is about. this is about hagel's harshest critics to say that they are not happy. it's a big deal. they are saying, mr. president, please withdraw it. if you look at these faces, they are the most conservative members of the senate so it isn't surprising that they would be this aggressive on what has really become a partisan issue and they know what that what has happened in this recess -- the senate is in recession -- is that some of their fellow republicans have come out and said, we will allow this to go forward. so they know it's not technically going to be possible for them to stop it but the votes, they thought maybe if there was a bombshell
CNN
Feb 13, 2013 4:00am PST
have expert insight into the unfolding drama. >>> and president obama lays out his vision for the nation in the state of the union address. his big schal length? getting congress to act on gun violence. >> the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. >> also this morning, the two gop responses. we'll dig into those as well. >> also new this morning, pope benedict xvi speaks out for the first time since his shocking resignation. what he told followers as they celebrate ash wednesday. >>> plus, 4,000 people on that stranded cruise ship slowly being pulled to shore at this very minute and it is frankly gross out there. we have the latest. >> wednesday, february 13th. a special edition of "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. you're watching "starting point." comi coming to you from the nation's capit capital. we have complete coverage from the president's state of the union address. first, the manhunt for an accused killer, christopher dorner. charred remains have been inside in that burned out cabin. with a suspect belie
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Feb 27, 2013 1:00pm PST
the government and the economy? we're also looking into why president obama was completely unaware, supposedly, that several hundred illegal immigrants already have been freed because of the forced spending cuts? and i'll ask new york city mayor's michael bloomberg if he'll run for president in 2016. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> let's begin today with the rally on wall street. major gains that can affect your retirement savings and more. dow jones industrials completely erased a steep drop earlier in the week. let's go live to felicia taylor in new york. what happened, felicia? >> ben bernanke in his testimony in washington basically saying that we are going to see quantitative easing through 2016. that's what the market is focused on. yes, we've got better than expected numbers on manufacturing and home sales but when they heard that ben bernanke still believes we aren't going to see unemployment drop to 6.5% until 2016, that means stimulus measures are going to be in place and that's what wall street wants to hear. wo wolf? >> the 14,060, the market had collapsed in 2
CNN
Feb 13, 2013 1:00pm PST
to president obama's emotional call for restrictions on gun ownership. last night's cheers and even tears unintended consequences of government overreach. what's going on, chief -- our cnn national political correspondent jim acosta is here. you've been looking at the reaction since the speech. what's going on? >> wolf, this was a big moment last night. it may be moving votes. what was widely seen as an emotional high point, it may have also been a turn turning point in the debate over gun control. it was a moment carefully orchestrated for maximum emotional impact. as former congresswoman gabby giffords, the parents of slain teenager hideya pendleton and other victims of gun violence looked on, president obama called for a vote. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. >> one day later there are indications on capitol hill that the president may get it. >> we don't need a cheer leader. >> even as mr. obama's top republican critics, senator lindsey graham made the case that the current background
CNN
Feb 15, 2013 1:00pm PST
president obama's about to take the stage to talk about two of the top priorities from his state of the union speech, jobs and guns. we expect him to connect the need for jobs as a way to get young people off the streets and out of trouble. right now you're looking at some video of cleopatra pendleton. she's the mother of the young girl struck down by gunmen in chicago a few weeks ago, right around the time of the inauguration after she performed at president obama's inaugural. she's one of the guests there for president obama's visit. we'll be going there to chicago as soon as mr. obama starts speaking. but first i want to bring in our chris cuomo who was in chicago right now. he's going to tell us a little bit about what we should expect from the president and what he'll be talking about. obviously, chris, gun violence has been a major issue in chicago for many, many months now and the president has been called to this question, why hasn't he dealt with more forcibly in his remarks in a few moments, chris? >> reporter: that's right. it sets off in the '80s where he began his ca
CNN
Feb 1, 2013 1:00pm PST
doubled under president obama but should he take any credit for it. >>> landing in political trouble, legal troubles may be ahead. >>> if you're among the millions who watch the super bowl just for the commercials, we'll point out the controversial ones you won't want to miss. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. today wall street reached a milestone we haven't seen in years. for the first time since 2007, the dow jones industrial average climbed above the 14,000 mark. the average has more than doubled since bottoming out at 6547, 6,547 just after president obama took office back in 2009. let's get quickly to alison kosik. she's at the new york stock exchange. it's just above 14,000, alison. >> it is. what's interesting, as we see the dow cross over 14 thourk for the first time in five years, believe it or not, not everybody thinks it's a big deal. some people say it's a nice round number that we like to talk about and others say, yes, it is a milestone after the economy pretty much fell to pieces. now this is a sign that things are finally come canning back. remember this
CNN
Feb 9, 2013 4:00am PST
reports coming up just ahead. >>> in other news, michelle obama will attend today's funeral for hadiya pendleton, the student was gunned down a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. cnn's athena jones has more. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama is returning to her hometown to attend a funeral of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. a bystander shot dead in a chicago park a week after she performed at the president's inauguration. vice president biden memorialized the young honor student in remarks to house democrats. >> this was no ordinary child. she was a child who had used social media urging her friends to speak out. don't join gangs. and now she's gone. >> pendleton was killed a mile from the first family's home in chicago. a city facing an epidemic of gun violence. it's an issue president obama has raised numerous times including in a speech after newtown. >> as a nation, we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. an elementary school in newtown, shopping mall in oregon, house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado, count
CNN
Feb 17, 2013 12:00pm PST
. for two reasons, ali. first of all, president obama is in the sweet spot of his presidency, the moment of maximum leverage that occurs for a president right after re-election. basically around 18 months at the start of a second term where a president can push through almost anything he wants. second of all, he's positioned to pull a nixon in china. just as only a committed anti-communist like nixon could go to china, someone like a pragmatic aggressive like president obama could appeal to his base and still get tough entitlement cuts through as part of a grand bargain. this is a moment of rare opportunity but it takes presidential leadership and that, frankly, has been lacking. >> one approach that republicans have put forward is the idea of a balanced budget amendment. >> the real cause of our debt is that our government has been spending $1 trillion more than it takes in every year. that's why we need a balanced budget amendment. >> republicans, margaret, are not blameless in this, bush era tax cuts, wars in afghanistan and iraq are major drivers. the spending cuts that a balanced bu
CNN
Feb 10, 2013 9:00am PST
, policy, and theater. it's state of the union season in washington. today, president obama readies his state of the union message, a chance to lay out details of an aggressive second-term agenda. >> our economy grows when everybody is getting a fair shot and everybody getting a fair shake and everybody playing by the same rules. >> a prequel with republican senator rand paul of kentucky, the tea party response to the president. and then an independent voice in a partisan senate. >> the fifth amendment is pretty clear. no deprivation of life, liberty or property without due process of law. and we're depriving american citizens of their life when we target them with drone attacks. >> senator an gus king of maine and former bush and obama defense secretary robert gates with the case for drones and the future of u.s. troops in afghanistan. >> i strongly believe 3,000 is too little. and 30,000 is too many. >> then our political panel on the state of the union watching and the new chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. plus, the high price of a penny. i'm candy crowley. and this
CNN
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >> all right, erin, thanks. we are in windy and chilly chicago where president obama spoke today about the epidemic of teen violence gripping his home town. we're also going to be looking at the close encounter with a meteor that everyone is talking about that was literally earth-shaking, and later, we'll have the latest on the blade runner's emotional day in court, charged with premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend. but we begin with breaking news in the mudeath of killer cop christopher dorner. just moments ago, another vital question was answered. the precise manner of dorner's death. randi kaye is joining us. she just got word of the situation. she's in las vegas. the big headline is dorner died from a single gunshot wound to the head. does it mean it was self-inflicted? >> it appears so, chris. they didn't see him fire the fatal shot, but all indications are it was self-inflicted. they are still investigating, of course, but you have to remember that cabin was on fire. so law enforcement wasn't anywhere near him. they had that armored vehicle that was pulling the wall
CNN
Feb 24, 2013 7:00am PST
that access and one thing president obama does is grow that access in our nation. people will be able to get help when they need it and we're going to build that system. >> i have to go. come back, again, all of you. thank you. >>> and thank you for watching state of the union. i'm candy crowley in washington. head to cnn.com/sotu for analysis and the extras. if you missed any part of today's show, find us on itunes. just search state of the union. fareed zakaria "gps" is next for our viewers here in the united states. >>> this is "gps the global public square." welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world,ium i'm fareed zakaria. >>> it's oscar time. raised issues about foreign policy. to the efficacy of torture to our policy towards iran. we'll talk abut all these issues still confronting us in real life with the terrific panel including the former director of the cia, michael hayden. >>> iran might be moving towards a nuclear weapon, but seems to becoming apart internally with political in fighting that makes washington look civilized by comparison. we'll ask two expert
CNN
Feb 10, 2013 3:00am PST
giffords called on congress to enact tougher gun laws. >>> this weekend michelle obama attended the funeral for the 15-year-old chicago honor student who was gunned down just a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. here's more on the service. >> reporter: the first lady traveled here because she and the president were heartbroken to learn of the passing and wanted to offer condolences. she did not speak, but she did meet before the service with friends and classmates and had a private meeting with her family. the service was about 3 1/2 hours long and it included remarks from a long list of friends, classmates, teammates and family members. some of it quite emotional. let's listen to what her mother had to say. >> you don't know how hard this really is. and those of you that do know how hard this is, i'm sorry. i'm sorry. no mother, no father, should ever have to experience this. >> reporter: this service was also meant to be a celebration of her young life, this is a young woman excited to go to college one day, perhaps major in journalism or pharmacology. her parents sa
CNN
Feb 17, 2013 3:00am PST
obama's leaked immigration proposal is disappointing to those of us working on a serious solution. he went on to say this legislation is half-baked and seriously flawed. he slammed the president's immigration plan, as you heard, gave the republican response to the state of the union and right now he's in the middle east visiting israel and jordan talking to leaders in both of those countries and president obama is scheduled to travel to israel next month. >>> we're hearing from jesse jackson jr.'s family as they speak in support of the former congressman just a day after details of his plea bargain were made public. jackson admitted to misusing campaign funds for personal expenses such as a $43,000 watch and fur coats, apparently. his brother talked about how jackson is handling these recent events. >> still under a strict regimen with the doctors and he's had todite wito deal with his health issues, as well as the legal issues. we ask that you continue to be mindful that he's not able to speak for himself. >> jesse jackson jr. stepped aside to deal with his health problems. he could
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Feb 17, 2013 10:00am PST
, president obama challenged congress to vote on proposals to get weapons of war off our streets. but will it happen? can it happen? we'll talk to a world leader who made it happen in his nation. >>> then, larry summers on how to create jobs in america. the former treasury secretary on how the president can achieve the goals he laid out for the economy. >>> then, many worry that the world's second largest economy is headed for a crash. a rare inside look at the inner workings of the chinese economy. what's really happening there? >>> also, what in the world will get north korea to end its nuclear ambitions? i'll give you my plan. but, first, here's my take. president obama's state of the union address presented an expanded vision of smart government to create jobs and revive the economy. it had many important ideas in it. yet, he lowered his sights on the single policy that would both jump start the economy in the short term and create the conditions for long-term growth. infrastructure spending, having tried several times to propose infrastructure bills of around $50 billion, ju
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Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
dress up like a mailman. >>> president obama bailed out the auto industry to save michigan. what about the city of detroit? does it deserve a federal bailout, too? it's billions of dollars in debt, losing its tax base and today detroit is one step closer to declaring bankruptcy which would make it the largest municipality, municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history. back to the idea of the federal government bailing out detroit. such a thing is not unprecedented. mark binelli from "rolling stone" points out "when new york teetered on the brink of bankruptcy in the 1970s it was famously told in the headline of the daily news to "drop dead" but president gerald r. ford changed his mind and dumped out $2.3 billion in 1975 in federal loans. that was a lot of money. mark binelli is author of "detroit city: the place to be, the afterlife of an american metropol metropolis" and in detroit mark wolf. tom i want to start with you, the reason we're doing the story is because the state of michigan says detroit is on the verge of collapse. help us understand what's happening now. >> what's happened over
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Feb 1, 2013 11:00am PST
for this one. >>> an about-face involving obama care. remember when religious groups were up in arms about a contraception mandate? we talked so much about that. suddenly now a compromise. how this impacts you. next. w! oil changes at meineke are always a great deal. then you're going to love this. right now they're only $14.95! wow-a grt deal just got a whole lot better. hurry. $14.95 won't last. >>> just in to me here at cnn, we're learning why an alaskan airlines pilot passed out midflight. the plane was taking off from los angeles last night. i want to go to renee more, in washington. renee, before we get to what doctors are saying about this, give met back story. >> that's right. you know, this is -- imagine being on this plane, so scary to hear the details here. the flight was midair when the pilot essentially passed out. there were 116 people on the plane and five crew members as well. again, that plane now because the pilot passed out had to make an emergency landing at portland international airport in oregon. at that point when that pilot passed out, we understand that the co-pil
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Feb 26, 2013 1:00pm PST
be a threat? also in a few minutes u.s. senate expected to vote on chuck hagel president obama's controversial nominee for defense secretary. we'll bring to it live. more on what's going on in egypt right now. a holt air balloon carrying lots of tourists explodes and plummets to the ground. we're finding out how this could happen. we're going live to egypt. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the huge winter storm, the national weather service is now calling historic. cities like amarillo, texas, wichita, kansas have broken snowfall records. 45 million in 21 states are being affected one way or another. the storm is blamed for at least three deaths. look at this. it's even dangerous after the storm blows away. in kansas city, the heavy wet snow is causing roofs to collapse. nobody was hurt in this building. but the snow is also bringing down tree limbs on to power lines. in kansas city thousands of people are reported without power. george, what's going on? >> reporter: this is par for the course here in the midwest. this is the second time in a week that this r
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Feb 24, 2013 9:00am PST
the piece about automatic spending cuts, but it was not fair to suggest that president obama's only approach was tax hikes on the wealthy. the white house has proposed constructive changes for spending levels and entitlement programs. good for brooks for admitting his mistake, but it should have been called a correction, not a post script. >>> and this was appalling, bob beckel speaking dismissively of the serious crime of rape. >> raped on campus -- >> what are you talking about? rampant. >> it's rampant? >> rapes on campus? >> where? >> in particular date rape on campus. >> take a gun out and shoot your date? >> maybe you should. >> beckel has since apologized making light of campus rape, including date rape. it was an emotional return for robin roberts, six months after the bone marrow transplant that forced her to take a medical leave from abc and it was obvious she relished being back. >> hi, it's robin, and i have been waiting 174 days to say this, good morning america. i keep pinching myself. this is actually happening. >> good morning america, and welcome back robin. >> robi
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Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm PST
hill. for a short time today, protesters actually shut down today's hearing for president obama's nominee to run the cia. and iran is posting video, it claims, was decoded from a captured u.s. drone. the man president obama wants to run the cia is getting grilled right now at his confirmation hearing. john brennan is getting hardball questions about targeting terrorist ares and whether he supported the cia's enhanced interrogation techniques, including waterboarding. we're going to have a full rourp on that and all of the day's other news right after this. officemax is celebrating our new collaboration with go daddy! with an online package including: domain name, website builder with five pages and basic email just $49.99! that's up to 76 percent below online providers and only at officemax stores! [ male announcer ] when we built the cadillac ats from the ground up to be the world's best sport sedan... ♪ ...people noticed. ♪ the all-new cadillac ats -- 2013 north american car of the year. ♪ for a limited time, take advantage of this exceptional offer on the all-new cadill
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
obama will head to chicago to speak at a south side high school. he's expected to focus on improving the middle class but also he'll likely talk about gun violence. that's because 15-year-old hadiya pendleton was shot and killed a mile from obama's chicago home, days after performing at the inaugural luncheon in washington, d.c., during inaugural week. that sparked a petition with nearly 50,000 signatures demanding the president visit chicago and outline a specific plan to prevent gun violence. joining us from chicago is the woman who helped start the coalition, kathy cohen and mike shields, president of the chicago fraternal order of police. welcome to you both. >> good morning. >> thanks for having us. >> kathy, the president made a plea for congress to vote on his gun control proposals during the state of the union. that didn't satisfy you? >> no. i mean we're really looking for the president to offer a comprehensive analysis of kind of the factors that underlie gun violence. we support the president in looking for legislation to deal with gun control, but we also want the preside
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Feb 10, 2013 9:00pm PST
-- what motivates me. >> president obama will award the medal of honor to clint romesha on monday at the white house. he will also be honored at the pentagon on tuesday, after which he will come back here to minot, north dakota, and continue with his new job. meanwhile, the war in afghanistan continues. more than 60,000 american service members are right now in that country fighting that war. >>> i've come to gun country in one of the most popular stores in the state. i fired the most powerful we in america's arsenal and they're all legal. >> you're in america now and we have a special amendment right. this a is special edition. >> how has business been? >> right noi it's impossible to get guns and ammunition. >> this pattern has been seen all over america. why are people reacting by buying more guns and ammunition. >> i know my customers feel they will be banned. they need to get it now while they still can. >> what's the most popular? >> anything with over a ten round automatic. that's the rumor they will try to ban. >> do you think those are kind of things they should use in se
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Feb 22, 2013 1:00pm PST
for many, many months that this was going to occur. president obama has submitted proposals on three different occasions. a balanced approach. when the supercommittee was meeting back in the fall of 2011 and his own budget submission and last fall as part of the fiscal debate challenges, he's put office on the table to the congressional republicans who simply refuse to close corporate loopholes and to force the wealthiest americans to pay their fair share. we've had over $2.5 trillion in savings and cuts. we cannot cut our way to prosperity. we need a balanced approach and that's what the president has told the republicans. >> when she says balanced approach, alex, she means more taxes, higher taxes for wealthy americans and for big corporations. what's wrong with that? >> close loopholes. >> what's wrong with that is that washington is telling us that if we cut a single penny, then the national parks are going to close, as if the grand canyon was going to stop being a hole in the ground without federal funding. this is outrageous. the people who are supposed to serve us are telling
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Feb 26, 2013 2:00am PST
to reform entitlements. >> president obama is talking about the forced spending cuts later today in a shipyard in new port news, virginia. an estimated 40,000 civilian defense department jobs in the region could be furloughed if those cuts do come down. >> on pope benedict's final week as a member of the catholic church, a string of child sex abuse cases emerge. cardinal roger mahoney of los angeles will be part of the conclave despite damming new revelations about his handling of pedophile priests. then there was yesterday's stunning resignation of a uk leading catholic cleric, archbishop keith o'brien amid accusations of boys studying to be priests, a claim he denied despite stepping down. pep benedict's last day is thursday. he's the first pope to resign in some six centuries. >>> this year's cpac is giving new jersey governor a potential 2016 presidential contender chris christie the cold shoulder. a source close to the conservative political action conference, this is an annual meeting where republicans get together and talk about conservative issues, organizers did not invi
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Feb 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
burton and co-founders of pry arteries usa, a pro-obama super pack. community activists in chicago have been pleading for years for the president to come home and directly address gun violence. he's gotten a lot of criticism about his lack of talking on this issue. why has it taken him so long? >> i think the president has talked about these issues for a long time and sometimes the president addresses issues and the it's not in a big speech like he did today. but the president has been there on these issues and right now is a particular moment in american history where we can address gun violence, take commonsense measures that 90% of americans support, like universal background checks, and make a big difference on this issue. there's a lot of guns on the streets right in and out but there are some things government can do and the president is trying to push that as fast as he can to make sure that we're getting some of those guns off the street and out of the hands of people who shouldn't have pem. >> better late than never? he has talked about it but he hasn't been in chicago since no
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Feb 20, 2013 4:00pm PST
that are going to take effect, and while we may be short on time, we are not short on blame. president obama for one was busy today with no less than eight local television interviews. the president, according to the white house, telling his side of the story directly to the american people, blaming republicans in this interview with wcvb boston. >> the way this arose was back in 2011, the republicans were threatening to default on the full faith and credit of the united states. and we had to avoid that. the hope was that they would use this year and a half to come up with a sensible deficit reduction package. now, we've reduced $2.5 trillion on our deficit. we've got about $1.5 trillion more to go. there's a better way to do it than this, but the key is for them to go ahead and put forward the balanced, responsible approach that will avoid these cuts. >> he wants them to put forth the approach. john boehner, meanwhile with, is the them, sort of. he made his case directly to the people too, today, blaming the president and he wrote in a "wall street journal" op-ed, mr. president, we agree th
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00pm PST
lights eliminated. we've seen obama talk about forcing us to register our guns and that always precedes confiscati confiscation. they want us to volunteer the information that we have a gun and that lets them go directly to our house and collect our gun. >> actually, what he's doing, as you well know, is trying to shut down the loopholes precisely for the reasons that i put to you that you haven't got a clue who is bring these guns into your pizza place. do you know anybody under president obama right now, who is the president, as you know. >> yes. >> do you know anybody who he has asked to remove their gun, to confiscate their gun? >> personally, i don't know them. >> because president obama doesn't want to take away anybody's gun. it ap a complete myth. >> he might not want to -- >> not a single confiscation of anyone's weapon. he's the president. >> he might not want to take away the guns, but -- >> not one has led to confiscation. >> but future presidents might want to take away our guns. >> you're quite happy for american civilians to march into your restaurant with rocket launcher
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Feb 11, 2013 2:00am PST
for that report. >>> 38 minutes past the hour. tomorrow night president obama delivers a state of the union address. the first of his second term. administration officials say jobs and the state of the economy will be featured prominently in the address before members of congress and the nation. they say programs will be unveiled to create more jobs, n and strengthen the economy. >> stay with cnn for complete coverage of the president's speech and analysis from the best political team. it begins tomorrow night at 7:00 eastern time. >> you are the best we have. happy to have you there. >>> it could be a break in the case of a young teenager, a performer of president obama's inauguration who was gunned down in a senseless act of violence. we'll go live to chicago where suspects are being questioned as we speak. that's coming up. it yellows over time. when it comes to your smile, if you're not whitening, you're yellowing. crest whitestrips whiten as well as $500 professional treatments. guaranteed. crest 3d white whitestrips. guaranteed. did you just turn your ringer off so no one would inter
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Feb 12, 2013 11:00am PST
this hour, big moment for chuck hagel, the man president obama would like to become the next secretary of defense. the senate armed forces committee holding a vote on hagel's nomination. and while it is likely he will be confirmed, several republicans, they're still putting up a fight. that happens this hour. >>> also, cereal and soda? pepsi introducing a new mountain dew drink for, dare i say, breakfast, calling it kick start. the company says it doesn't consider this an energy drink, even though, yes, it is packed with caffeine. why the new product? mountain dew says customers wanted an alternative to coffee and tea in the morning. >>> and tomorrow is ash wednesday, which means today is fat tuesday. okay, i tweeted this out. this is a colossal waste of time and can't stop watching it. you can watch this on one of the live cams. mardi gras in full swing. we have been hearing trumpets from this live web cam. this is bourbon street. it is new orleans' biggest tourist draw with more than 50 parades. mardi gras is the feast and celebration before lent, a time of fasting for catholics. >>>
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Feb 18, 2013 4:00am PST
for her next sunday. >> absolutely. we will. >>> president obama hit the links with tiger woods. nobody was really allowed to see it, though. there was a press blackout. we'll talk about that, straight ahead. watching "starting point." back in just a moment. [ lorenzo ] i'm lorenzo. i work for 47 different companies. well, technically i work for one. that company, the united states postal service® works for thousands of home businesses. because at usps.com® you can pay, print and have your packages picked up for free. i can even drop off free boxes. i wear a lot of hats. well, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service®, no business too small. >>> welcome back to "starting point." minding your business. market is closed for president's day. the s & p 500, on a seven-week winning streak. up 10% over the past three months. that's good. solid start to 2013. a lot of important economic data. we'll get consumer and producer prices. >>> taking home less pay because the payroll tax break expired. now the dreaded sequester. a controller for the office of management and budget said that
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Feb 18, 2013 2:00am PST
. >> leaked to the public, president obama's plan to giving undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship. >> welcome back to "early start," everyone. >> nice to have you with us. it is monday morning. president's day. do you say happy president's day? >> absolutely. >> 29 minutes past the hour. >>> moments ago we learned gas prices went up for a 32nd straight day. the national average for a gallon of regular is now $3.73. all this is happening in the dead of winter. a time when many of us are dealing with staggering home heating bills and shrinking paychecks from payroll tax cuts that expired last month. zain asher is at a gas station in manhattan. you've been talking to a few of the new york cabbie who's are probably complaining this morning, i suspect. >> reporter: hi, yes. they certainly are. they're literally watching their wages, essentially, evaporate right before their eyes. let me just let you know that we are at a gas station on 10th avenue. gas prices here, $4.15. premium, $4.45. and the bad news is that we are expecting gas prices to rise further still. let me show you the num
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Feb 20, 2013 1:00pm PST
of the story coming up later, barbara. thanks very much into here in washington, president obama is doing an end around the national press today. he's taking questions from local tv stations, blaming congress for doing nothing to avoid these forced spending cuts scheduled to take effect in just nine days. so what kind of cuts is the president willing to take? jim acosta confronted the white house press secretary today with that question. jim is joining us now. how did it go? >> reporter: wolf, here we go again. the white house and congress move one day closer to the massive forced spending cuts that go into effect at the end of next week. and even though they both agree it's a problem, they are both busy blaming each other to fix it. the white house sounding the alarm. poor children will be tossed out of classrooms, health services will be slashed, border security will be compromised and the economy will take a hit if forced budgets cuts begin to happen on march 1st and the obama administration says republicans will be to blame. >> the pleas that the republicans are making are throw these
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Feb 21, 2013 11:00am PST
sense. with president obama going out there saying he wouldn't let a son play in the nfl, i'm not sure. >> you see that there is a lot at stake here. >> exactly. >> all right, guys. as the dudes on the panel here, football is associated with aggression and the manly man thing and the locker room talk and all that, you see women fitting in. >> i'm stunned that the nfl has not done anything about it. a lot of money to be made off of this kicker. >> jacob, is it an issue of opening the gates and the women can go after the nfl or is it an issue of really being an outstanding female athlete? she hasn't played football and soccer, but being an outstanding female athlete and being able to play with the guys. >> great that the nfl opened this opportunity for women to try it. first of all, she is probably a far better football player than i will ever be. it's because of the fact that i am a guy, i will have a chance to play the rules to get into a tryout. it's inspiring. realistically, who knows. we will see from my sisters around the country, they want to be active in sports. >> you see this o
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Feb 7, 2013 8:00pm PST
back and he's got mine. that's what i reflect. that's what i -- what motivates me. >> president obama will award the medal of honor to clint romesha on monday at the white house. he will also be honored at the pentagon on tuesday, after which he will come back here to minot, north dakota, and continue with his new job. meanwhile, the war in afghanistan continues. more than 60,000 american service members are right now in that country fighting that war. i'm jake tapper for cnn in minot, north dakota. >>> good evening. it's hard to imagine a bigger night because it's hard to foresee a bigger winter storm than the one forecasters say could dump more than two feet of snow in parts of the country. tens of millions could be affected. thousands of flights are already canceled. we'll tell you what you need to know to stay safe and where the storm is going to hit. >>> we begin with breaking news. authorities say he's got the means to inflict mass casualties and a mission calling for precisely that. take a look. this is the man that police all across southern california are trying to find. he m
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Feb 11, 2013 10:00pm PST
is interesting because this comes just before president obama is going to deliver his "state of the union" message. and the north koreans, as they have done many times in the past, have managed to insert themselves into the middle of everybody else's agenda. there is no way that president obama will be able to deliver that message without having to say something substantive about north korea. it comes just four days before the birthday of the late north korean leader, kim jong il. and i am sure the propaganda machine will be an overdrive trumping this as a great success cementing the legacy and further illustrating how much his son and heir is doing a great job. and in the region, i think it is going to send all kinds of ways of anxiety. south korea, it raises questions for the incoming president who has talked about wanting to reach out to north korea appeared very unclear whether she will be able to do that now. instead likely to be forced into a much more confrontational position care japan, governed by a conservative right-wing prime minister, is searching for ways to get tougher on n
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Feb 17, 2013 10:00pm PST
-a grt deal just got a whole lot better. hurry. $14.95 won't last. >>> president obama must be feeling confident in his golf game these days, because the white house confirms that he played 18 holes with tiger woods. the president is on a mini vacation to a florida resort this weekend. his foursome included the owner of the course who is a major democratic donor. >>> and firefighters intercepted three small planes that were flying in the president's air space. >>> senator john mccain has been leading the republican charge against the response in benghazi as well as the nominee of chuck hagel. does mccain have a bigger strategy in play or is he just trying to get to the truth? i talked about it to l.z. granderson and ana navarro, and i started with the tough new comments from mccain on "meet the press." >> you said a cover-up, and a cover-up of what? >> of the information of concerning the deaths of four brave americans. the information has not been forthcoming. you can obviously believe that it has, but i know that it hasn't. and i will be glad to send you a list of the questions that
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Feb 20, 2013 7:00pm PST
of their lives. >> drew, what about obama care? wasn't that supposed to keep hospital costs down? >> it was. but in reality, jake, there is nothing in obama care aimed at reducing the actual costs of health care. some are arguing that obama care, the forcing of everybody to be in this insurance plan or pay a penalty, is actually going to increase the costs we are paying because in very simple economic terms, you're increasing the amount of people who will be paying for all the heck, increasing demand, and there's really no incentive for the suppliers, like these hospitals, to charge any less. steven bril, the author of the "time magazine" report said with obama care we've changed the rules related to who pays for what, but we haven't done much to change the prices of what we're paying. >> where does all this profit end up? >> yeah, it is flowing right into the hands of hospitals and the insurers. tomorrow night, jake, we're going show you exactly whose hands are literally raking in millions of dollars in all this. >> all right. excellent report. one more quick point, "time" special correspo
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